Yay Grumpy. I think you should rethink his name now.....
Dea, what can I say? I feel bad for you. If I had a job that depended on my learning French, well...I wouldn't have a job. And a ten month manager who forces the issue.....that stinks. Especially when I think you would know your job much better than she does. I volunteer, and there are two employees in my office. Both are in danger of losing hours because their productivity is based on how many volunteer hours are given each month! How can they control that, yet they still must work with all those many many volunteers! The work is the same, it's just that volunteers can work when they want. Many go on vacations, and during the winter months, if it snows even a flurry, they can call off....so unfair. I am praying that the higher ups will see that they are needed full time, because the work is there.